Loaves & Fishes: Next Generation Generosity By Nancy Wiersum As we look to the future, we are so encouraged by the involvement of the youngest generation in our vital mission. This year we had numerous children and teenagers step up to end hunger and transform lives. While we remain deeply grateful for everyone who makes… Read more »
Daily Herald | Demand still high at suburban food pantries, donations lagging at some By Eric Peterson Both demand for and donations to local food pantries throughout the suburbs have experienced large surges since the start of the pandemic 20 months ago. But while need continues to be unrelenting in many areas, in some of… Read more »
Naperville Magazine, Meeting Needs February, 2021 By Dana Moran and Anne Stern The coronavirus pandemic changed how we live and work—essentially overnight. For Loaves & Fishes Community Services, it was a perfect storm of market forces: Demand for food grew dramatically, and food supply decreased due to supply chain interruptions. On top of that, due… Read more »
Who could have known even a few weeks ago what extraordinary times we would be facing? The simplest of gatherings are a fond memory now as we “shelter in place.” Only the most essential of errands are approved. One of those approved errands is to the grocery store where the lines found most people’s carts… Read more »
Our CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum were guests on ABC7 Chicago’s “Newsviews” with Judy Hsu. We appreciate the opportunity to share the work we do to assist struggling families in DuPage County with the help of many volunteers and our community.
Eighteen months ago, Loaves & Fishes embarked on a journey to help individuals change their lives. In January of this year we launched our first “Moving UP” session which is a sixteen week program where clients investigate the impact poverty has had on their lives. The goal of the program is to have participants create a… Read more »